Manhattan Associates to Help Lennox International Keep Customers Cool During Summer Heat Waves
ATLANTA, June 20, 2012
Global supply chain optimization provider, Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH) today announced that Lennox International, Inc. (NYSE: LII), a global leader in the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration industries, is leveraging solutions from Manhattan Associates’ Distribution Management and Transportation Management (TLM) suites in six United States distribution centers to improve productivity, inventory efficiency, and customer service—just in time for its annual peak season.
“During this time of year we can see our business increase five times our normal rate,” said Keith Nash, vice president, Supply Chain Logistics, Lennox International. “Manhattan’s WMS and TMS integration has helped us improve what was once a four to five day lead time, to delivery overnight as required. Our accuracy rate is higher than 99 percent, further improving customer service.”
In a report released by financial services company J.P. Morgan, the HVAC market is expected to see 8.16 million residential replacements in 2012, up 18 percent from 2011. The report finds that the residential sector growth is a result of pent-up demand and projects that commercial sales will continue to rise upwards throughout 2012.
Lennox International selected Manhattan’s Warehouse Management and Slotting Optimization solutions from the Distribution Management suite of the Manhattan SCOPE® portfolio, along with Transportation Procurement from the Transportation Management suite, and Supply Chain Intelligence and Supply Chain Event Management.
Manhattan SCOPE is a comprehensive portfolio of supply chain solutions that leverages the industry’s first and only Supply Chain Process Platform to deliver cross-application optimization and integration, running supply chain operations with notably less cost and effort while still leveraging best-of-breed supply chain software to improve performance and efficiency.
Lennox International, Inc. (NYSE: LII) is a leading provider of climate control products for residential and commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets around the world. Founded in 1895 by Dave Lennox and headquartered in Richardson, TX, the company manufacturers much of its residential heating and cooling products in Marshalltown, Iowa.
Manhattan Associates continues to deliver on its 22-year heritage of providing global supply chain excellence to more than 1,200 customers worldwide that consider supply chain optimization core to their strategic market leadership. The company's supply chain innovations include: Manhattan SCOPE®, a portfolio of software solutions and technology that leverages a Supply Chain Process Platform to help organizations optimize their supply chains from planning through execution; Manhattan SCALE™, a portfolio of distribution management and transportation management solutions built on Microsoft .NET technology; and Manhattan Carrier™, a suite of supply chain solutions specifically addressing the needs of the motor carrier industry. For more information, please visit www.manh.com.